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8 May 2019

“A minimum tax will ensure greater fairness in international tax law.”

At the 6th International Tax Symposium in Berlin, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz expressed his support for a global minimum effective tax on companies. He also stated that the fair taxation of companies will be one of the priorities Germany’s EU Council presidency in the second half of 2020.

12 April 2019

Olaf Scholz on the transatlantic partnership

On 12 April 2019, Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz gave a speech at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on "The Transatlantic Partnership: Common Values in a Changing World". He underlined the importance of a strong and stable European Union side by side with a powerful but principled United States of America.

20 March 2019

The cabinet makes social cohesion and modernisation priorities

On 20 March 2019, the federal cabinet adopted the benchmark figures for the 2020 federal budget and the financial plan to 2023. The government is planning record-level investments, the biggest tax cuts in over 10 years as well as comprehensive measures to boost social cohesion, ensuring that everyone in the country benefits from Germany’s economic success.

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